A big welcome to all of my lovely followers and visitors to my little space in the crafting world of blogland! I love colouring, drool over every embellishment and love to 'look' at papers (never mind using them) - some are just TOO good to use lol. I hope you enjoy your little wander through my creative world and would love to feel that I may have inspired some of you in some small way. Happy Crafting to you all and I hope you will stop by again soon!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Artbymiran Challenge #3 - ANYTHING GOES

Good Morning lovely peeps and a Happy Friday to you all.

Can you believe it?  We're already on our 3rd challenge at Artbymiran Challenge.  Once again we had the most beautiful entries into our 2nd challenge - each and every one of them such stunning works of art!  It's a real pleasure drooling over your fab creations and I hope you'll join us again this time!  As always, it's ANYTHING GOES!!

Mi Ran has an amazing prize for our Winner and Top 3 and you can check out the info plus the rules HERE.

My card today is showcasing the ever beautiful Venus

Isn't she a little beauty?  I just adore Mi Ran's images and you can find plenty more at fabulous prices HERE.  They are all digital stamps and available for instant download, so no waiting around twiddling your thumbs!

I got in a bit of a pickle with my colouring on this little girly ..... this was my EIGHTH attempt!!! For some reason at the moment, my Copics are just not playing ball when it comes to colouring skin and so I ended up colouring the majority of her skin with promarkers.  Thankfully, the Copics I used for her hair and dress were much more accommodating and allowed me to do exactly what I'd planned LOL.

My card base was pinched from my mum's stash (thanks mum).  It's from Hunkydory, but, alas, I can't find a link for it so I'm not sure if it has actually been discontinued.  I really hope not as I love the whole effect it gives.  Also, there are nowhere near as many embellishments on it as I normally do as I think the image and card speak for themselves ...... with a few compulsory flowers of course heehee!

Although this is not the best picture taken in the world, I just wanted to show you the side view, which shows the card frame with little Venus nestling comfortably inside.
All of the flowers and that gorgeous flat backed diamond with centre pearl can be found at Wild Orchid Crafts and the beautiful pearl string down the side is from the Hobby House.

I really hope you like my card today and would love for you to pop over to the Challenge and check out my DTeamies' fabulous creations, as well as entering your own whilst you're there :)

I would like to enter into the following:
4 Crafty Chicks - #188 - Color a stamped image (Rubber or Digi)
Craft Your Passion Challenges - #207 Shaped Cards or Anything But Square
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights Challenge - #19 For a Special Lady
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - #83 Add some flowers

Thanks so much for popping by today and I hope you'll visit again soon!
Big hugs xx


  1. Tracey hun you have made her even more beautiful than she started! this is just WOWZERS! Joey x

  2. It is a master piece, Tracey! Taking breath. Just so beautiful and amazing. Hugs, Mi Ran

  3. Wow Tracey this is another stunning creation! Love the colours you have used and the gorgeous design!
    Gina x

  4. Love the shape. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 83: add some flowers , Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

  5. Beautiful!!! Love that image and the way you colored her. Your layout is just stunning! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina - DT


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